Criminal Prosecuting Attorney Ron O’Brien announced on Wednesday that the Franklin County (Ohio) Grand Jury handed him a ten count death penalty indictment against Wendell Callahan, age 35, in connection with the Jan. 12, 2016 murders of his ex-girlfriend Erveena Hammonds, age 32, and her two young daughters Anaesia Green, age 10, and Breya Hammonds, age 7, that occurred in Hammond’s apartment located on the north side of Columbus, Ohio.
“We have Hillary Clinton campaigning for president constantly talking about women’s rights and protecting women, but she is silent about this woman and her two female children being murdered by a killer who was given the opportunity by President (Barack Obama) whom she claims is someone she wishes to emulate when she’s elected President of the United States,” said former police investigator Alexander Parcollina. “The truth is she couldn’t care less about women’s safety or their rights. She cares about their votes,” he added.
The counts in Callahan’s grand jury indictment, which make him eligible for the death penalty, include Aggravated Murder of Erveena Hammonds (prior calculation and design), Aggravated Murder of Erveena Hammonds (during the commission of Aggravated Burglary), Aggravated Murder of Anaesia Green and Breya Hammonds (prior calculation and design), Aggravated Murder of Breya Hammonds (during the commission of Aggravated Burglary), and Aggravated Murder of Anaesia Green and Breya Hammonds(victims under the age of 13).
The specifications to these counts that make Callahan eligible for capital punishment include killing two or more people during his course of action, committing the homicides during an aggravated burglary or while fleeing from the commission of the burglary, killing people to escape capture, and killing children under the age of 13. In total, there are two counts of Aggravated Murder with two specifications, one count of murder, six counts of aggravated murder with four specifications, and one count of aggravated burglary.
“There are multiple charges regarding the three victim deaths because there are different methods to commit the crime of murder and the Prosecutor’s Office typically charges all methods”, O’Brien stated.
Judicial Watch, a non-profit government watchdog, traced the suspect to Obama’s “prison-emptying” program that many predicted would backfire and cost lives. “Judicial Watch and others predicted letting out thousands of criminals from the prison system would lead to innocent lives lost, but the Obama administration moved forward with the plan anyway.
“Notice how these progressives are so magnanimous with other people’s lives and property? And no one will be held accountable in this dishonest and devious administration,” said former police detective Iris Aquino.
It is alleged that Callahan broke into the apartment and brutally stabbed all three victims and that Hammond’s current boyfriend arrived at the home to find the bloody crime scene, at which time a fight ensued between the men. Callahan fled the scene and was apprehended shortly thereafter. O’Brien commended the Columbus Fire and Police Departments for their processing of this crime scene and for their apprehension and investigation of Callahan.
“Callahan should have been in jail when the crimes occurred, but he was released four years early because federal sentencing guidelines for crack dealers got reduced. The change is part of President Obama’s effort to reform the nation’s justice system as a way of ending racial discrimination,” said officials at Judicial Watch..
“The initiative was technically launched back in 2010 when the president signed a measure that for the first time in decades relaxed drug-crime sentences he claimed discriminated against poor and minority offenders. This severely weakened a decades-old law enacted during the infamous crack cocaine epidemic that ravaged urban communities nationwide in the 1980s. As part of the movement the U.S. Sentencing Commission lowered maximum sentences for drug offenders and made it retroactive, leading to the early release of thousands of violent thugs like Callahan,” the group said in their statement..
Arraignment for this death penalty case is set for Friday, March 4, 2016.